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WTO plurilateral talks on plastics trade yield priorities in first MC13 draft

May 26, 2023 at 11:39 AM
World Trade Organization participants in talks on plastics pollution have begun honing a possible outcome for the upcoming 13th ministerial conference, with the negotiation leads issuing a first draft focused on promoting circular trade and trade in plastic alternatives as well as on supporting least-developed and small-island developing countries in reducing plastics pollution. The plurilateral talks, known as a joint statement initiative, were launched at the end of 2021 and are led by coordinators Morocco, China, Australia, Barbados and Ecuador...

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